Planning to travel within France between Wednesday night and Friday morning? Air and rail transportation will be disrupted because of a national strike over the government’s retirement reform. France24.com takes a look at what travellers can expect.
US President Barack Obama on Monday announced $50 billion in investment into rebuilding US infrastructure and transport facilities in a bid to jump-start job growth and earn support for the Democratic Party ahead of Nov. 2 legislative elections.
A nationwide strike in protest of pension reforms will heavily disrupt France’s transport systems from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. Here is FRANCE 24’s survival guide for commuters and travellers.
Staff on the London Underground continued the first of a series of 24-hour strikes on Tuesday in protest at plans to cut 800 jobs on the busy transport network, which carries some 3.5 million commuters every day.
In China, the world's worst traffic jam, around 100 km long, is finally said to be easing after 12 days. What began with a spike in heavy commercial trucks was made worse by a perfect storm of broken-down cars and road works that are expected to last until mid-September. But while this monster jam may be ending, some fear that the dizzying growth of megacities with millions of cars means more gridlock ahead.
Greek truckers ended a six-day strike on Sunday, ending a national fuel crisis which threatened tourism at the peak of the season and handing the government a victory as it strives to shore up its debt-hit economy with tough austerity measures.
Air traffic controllers in France have gone on strike in protest at EU plans to reform their jobs. Air traffic in Europe is currently controlled by 27 individual states, but Brussels wants to merge them into 9 regional networks. Meanwhile, a sudden increase in sick leave among Spanish air traffic controllers has some people wondering if they too are protesting at the proposals.
Italy's largest union urged workers to go on full and partial strikes on Friday to protest against the government's plans to implement austerity measures worth 24.9 billion euros over the next two years.